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Resources for Birth, Baby, & Self Care

Birth Doulas

Christine DeLeon: Latch on to Health

Cathleen Holt: Charleston Childbirth

Amanda Ostrom: Amanda Ostrom Birth Doula Services

Lin Cook: Mother’s Helper

Cindi Schweitzer: Lowcountry Doula

Twanda Johnson: iDoulaU

Dawn Oliver: Compassionate Care Doula

Caitlin Kilbride: Pleasant Birthing

Laurie Vaughn: Lowcountry Childbirth

Brooke Mckenzie: Cherish the Moments

Danica Todd: Danica Todd, Alignment Gravity Balance

Hospital Safety Scores and Cesarean Rates

The Medical University of South Carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis (West Ashley)

Summerville Medical Center

East Cooper Medical Center

(East Cooper Medical Center declined to disclose for Pediatric Care)

Birth Centers

Charleston Birth Place

Hospital Birth Midwives

The Medical University of South Carolina

Jessica Day, Liza Bergrin, Faye LeBoeuf,

Allison Nissen, Judy Osborne, Gretchen Hahn

Home Birth Midwives

Nicole Lavallee: Coastal Birth Services

Lori Gibson: Moonlight Birth

Joanne Gottschall: Holy City Home Birth

VBAC/C-Section Support

International Cesarean Awareness Network

VBAC Facts

The Unnecesarean


Childbirth Education

Evidence Based Birth

The Bradley Method



Breastfeeding Assistance & Support

Breastfeeding Center of Charleston

A2Z Lactation

Lowcountry Lactation Station

Christine DeLeon: Latch on to Health

Anna Gallup: Motion in Motherhood

La Leche League of Charleston Website

La Leche League of Charleston Facebook Page

La Leche League of Charleston Facebook Support Group


Breast Pump Rentals

Carolina Breast Pump

The Medical University of South Carolina

Mother’s Helper


Safe Sleep

Mother-Baby Behavioral Sleep Laboratory at Notre Dame

Caring for your Baby at Night from Unicef

Parents Guide to Safe Sleep from the American Academy of Pediatrics


Car Seat Safety

Recommendations and rules: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Have your car seat installed or checked: Car Seat Technician


Baby Wearing

Benefits & safety: La Leche League

Ring slings, wraps, structured carriers & a lot of instructional videos: LÍLLÉbaby

Tips for Safe Babywearing


Postpartum Mood Support

Postpartum Support International

Postpartum Support Charleston

Postpartum Support Charleston Facebook Support Group


Maternity & Nursing Clothes

Casual Maternity & Nursing Clothes: Latched Mama, Pink Blush, Motherhood

Upscale & Special Occasion Maternity and Nursing Clothes: Seraphine Maternity

Maternity & Nursing Bras: Bravado, Cake

Non-maternity stores with maternity sections:

Gap, Old Navy, Loft, JCrew, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillards, L.L. Bean, Lands End and many more


Baby Water Safety

Recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Charleston Swim

Infant Swimming Resource Charleston


Multiples Support Group

Lowcountry Parents of Multiples


Infant Massage

Baby Bodywork

Massage Benefits & Instructions

Holistic Health Care Services

Prenatal/Postpartum & Newborn Chiropractor: Dr. Kait/Corrective Chiropractic

Occupational Therapy: Anna Gallup/Motion In Motherhood

Aromatherapy: Rachael James

Naturopath: Dr. Lovegrove/Merge Medical Center

Holistic Digestive Health: Gut Harmony

Chiropractor: Dr. Justin James/Synergy Wellness Solutions

Acupuncture: Aven Whitmire/Seaside Acupuncture

The resources provided here are for informational purposes only and their appearance does not constitute an endorsement by Aemelia or Nurturing Partners. Any advice followed or care sought from these resources is at the client's own risk.

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